OUR TEAM

Put 60 Years of Experience to Work for You

When you connect with Floyd Lee Locums, you’ll work with locum tenens professionals who understand your industry, your needs, and your goals. With several decades of experience between them, our team is uniquely positioned to provide the tailored solutions you expect.

Floyd Lee Locums exists

to deliver world class concierge

service, fulfilling our highest

mission of being an unwavering

partner in healthcare staffing.

Zac Brigante – Director of Provider Services

Zac Brigante works to improve the healthcare staffing experiences of all the providers and clients in his care. Whether by streamlining processes to make their lives easier or attending to their personal needs, he is continually committed to the diverse goals and requirements of healthcare professionals and the facilities that employ them.

For over 10 years, Zac has helped providers find opportunities that fit their lifestyle. Having experienced locum tenens from a client’s perspective and as a recruiter for other large staffing agencies, he uses his industry background so providers can more fully realize their potential. He is always inspired by the chance to create inventive solutions that help physicians attain their goals—ones with the capacity to change both provider and patient lives for the better.

Zac is an avid sports fan and proud father. He lives in the Cape Canaveral area of Florida with his wife and three growing boys.

Kerry Ball – Senior Provider Services Consultant

Kerry Ball is a Certified Medical Staff Recruiter (CSMR) committed to offering individualized attention to providers, as well as the hospitals and practices that seek their assistance. With over 15 years of experience in healthcare recruiting and consulting, Kerry has built lasting industry relationships which make her especially qualified to offer tailored solutions for clients.

Initially interested in a medical career, Kerry found a home in locum tenens connecting patients with the best care providers. Compassionate and resourceful, she strives to make personal connections with healthcare professionals and to creatively engineer opportunities that will have a lasting impact on their lives and the communities they serve. She takes great pride in addressing the individual goals of her providers, whether they’re exploring career advancement, temporary roles, or a position they want to stay in permanently.

Kerry lives an active lifestyle just outside of Pensacola, Florida, and loves taking every opportunity to unplug. She enjoys the beautiful sunny weather and white sand beaches, live music and festivals, and every aspect of the laidback environment of her coastal community.

Sergio Davis – Provider Services Consultant

Sergio Davis comes to Floyd Lee Locums with a wealth of locums experience and is well-versed in the day-to-day needs of care professionals. From general specialty to advanced practice placements, he believes clinicians should enjoy unparalleled service and end-to-end support when considering new career opportunities.

Prior to joining the team, Sergio worked for AMN Healthcare, helping physicians find permanent and locums placements. Most recently, he was a physician recruiter at The Delta Companies, coordinating and supporting healthcare professionals through each step of the placement process.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Sergio takes up residence in Dallas, Texas. When he’s not kicking back at home with his long-term girlfriend, dog and two cats, he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and traveling.

Elliot Ratliff – Provider Services Consultant

As a provider services consultant, Elliott Ratliff helps clinicians discover new opportunities that empower their career journey. By focusing on each person’s unique combination of skills, aspirations and lifestyle preferences, he is able to connect them to roles that not only meet their needs, but check all the boxes.

Elliot comes to Floyd Lee Locums with years of experience at a leading physician staffing firm, where he focused primarily on anesthesiologists. A graduate of North Carolina Central University, he believes the cornerstone of any great partnership is building strong relationships.

Elliott lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter—and will be welcoming a new son to the family this year. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling, going to the movies, or taking in a local theatre production.

Kemi Upchurch – Regional Vice President

A veteran of the healthcare staffing space, Kemi Upchurch joins Floyd Lee Locums with over 15 years of experience. Considered a top performer in the industry with multiple awards under her belt, she is passionate about providing quality service with each clinician and facility engagement.

Kemi joins Floyd Lee Locums after a career at Supplemental Health Care, where she grew from a recruiter to the Senior Area Director in charge of sales, staffing, and recruitment. With a keen understanding of clinician and facility challenges, she will lead the development of new client relationships, while expanding existing ones.

Kemi lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and four children. When she’s not spending quality time with them, she can be found binge-watching her favorite shows, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things.

Michelle Lathan – Director of Operations

With over 10 years of recruitment experience, including five in the locum tenens space, Michelle is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of today’s healthcare professionals and facilities. She feels strongly about the part Floyd Lee Locums plays in supporting patient care, and its mission to connect the right care professionals with the people and communities who need them.

Michelle got her start in locum tenens with CHG – Weatherby as a training specialist. With multiple degrees under her belt, she continued her development with Mint, where she honed her skills training, mentoring, and streamlining processes. Acutely aware of the challenges facing organizations, she is deeply passionate about helping others grow and succeed, while finding solutions that also balance business and technology goals.

Originally from South Florida, Michelle currently resides in Clayton, North Carolina with her husband, two children, and pup, “Frank the Tank.” In her spare time, she enjoys taking CrossFit classes and being on the water boating, diving, or wakeboarding.

Kelly Konjevich – Payroll and Credentialing Coordinator

Kelly Konjevich assists with all of the onboarding aspects of credentialing and licensure. Her responsibilities include maintaining providers’ files, establishing hospital privileges, and supporting billing and payroll.

Originally interested in nursing, Kelly found herself drawn to the business side of healthcare, where she saw just as much of an opportunity and a necessity to help those in need. She now supports locum tenens professionals across the country who care for a large network of patients. She takes great pride in placing the best individuals where they are needed most.

Kelly, the new mother to an infant son, has just moved into her first home in central Florida with her husband, a retired military veteran. She enjoys spending time with her family, socializing, and traveling.

Emily Curtis – Licensing and Credentialing Coordinator

With more than 10 years in client services, Emily Curtis joins Floyd Lee Locums to help optimize the licensing and credentialing experience for clinicians. An administrative guru, she proactively finds solutions to regulatory road bumps and works to expedite the often difficult paperwork process.

In her previous life, Emily obtained state licensing for practicing physicians. She credits her tenacious drive and professionalism with allowing her to solve difficult clinician problems efficiently and effectively. She is proud to partner with some of the brightest clinicians in the country and provide them with exemplary service.

A California native, Emily now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her two cats. An avid movie and television fanatic, she also spends her down time baking, stitching or getting outdoors.

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Victor Burleson – Concierge Consultant

As our concierge consultant, Victor Burleson is here to serve our clinicians and take care of their every request as they settle into their new assignment. An expert in support services, he often is the first stop for healthcare professionals learning more about locum tenens, defining their goals and finding career options fit for their lifestyle.

From working with some of the most renowned chefs in the country, right in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, to collaborating with luxury hotels and large special event venues, Victor prides himself on understanding what subtle nuances make the most impact. That concierge spirit is now put to good use connecting clinicians to careers, and communities to care—an effort he is deeply passionate about. 

In his free time, Victor enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. When they’re not out boating or fishing in the Charleston area, Victor is putting his love of cooking to work for his entire family and friends.  A southern gentleman at heart, you will find no detail too small for him to consider a priority!

Kelly Starkey – Vice President of Marketing

In her role as VP of Marketing, Kelly leads the internal and external communications, creative direction, marketing strategy and public relations arm of the business. Primarily focused on clinician and facility engagement, she curates the organization’s public-facing content to support the placement of care professionals in communities where they’re needed most.

Prior to coming onboard, Kelly worked in the healthcare staffing space with Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group, Travel Nurse Across America (TNAA) and Supplemental Health Care. In addition to these roles, she’s also consulted with healthcare organizations Valley Behavioral Health, Remuda Ranch and Adreima—and collaborates with philanthropic organizations like Social Venture Partners and the Ronald McDonald House.

Originally from Park City, Utah, Kelly now calls Portland home. With a passion for photography, art, skiing (both snow and water), and travel, she can often be found on the road discovering new places, while her team plays, “Where in the world is Kelly Starkey?”

Matt Floyd – Founder and Chairman of the Board 

Matt Floyd got his start as a critical care travel nurse, before founding Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group in 1999. Experiencing firsthand the frustration of working with companies that didn’t deliver on their promises, he endeavored to create a better healthcare staffing agency founded on personalized service, reliable and consistent support, and a solid commitment to integrity and transparency.

This dedication to offering healthcare professionals a better experience led him to expand into locum tenens staffing in 2015. The acquisition of Trinity in 2017 enabled Matt and Natasha to found Floyd Lee Locums, an organization committed to delivering concierge-level service and personalized locum tenens.

Matt credits his success to a relentless focus on building long-lasting relationships and keeping open communication between recruiters and healthcare professionals. He also believes his achievement is tied in large part to pursuing a team of like-minded professionals devoted to what matters most: healthcare professionals, facilities, and their patients.

Matt is a family man, splitting his time between South Carolina and Ohio, where his two oldest children live. He and his wife welcomed a new baby boy in 2016. An avid sportsman, he enjoys hunting and fishing—and is currently creating a hunting lodge on 28 acres of South Carolina wetlands.

Natasha Lee – Chief Executive Officer

Natasha Lee believes in the exceptional service and integrity that Floyd Lee Locums stands for. And as chief executive officer, she works every day to reinforce that brand promise for our providers, clients and staff teams.

Natasha passionately upholds the key values of Floyd Lee Locums, whose primary focus is to revolutionize the healthcare staffing industry. An industry veteran since 2001, she has extensive experience starting and growing new service lines, penetrating new markets, and recognizing and grooming talent.

She is able to deliver industry-defining solutions by leveraging her deep network of relationships, tapping new talent to fill vital roles around the country, and putting providers on the path towards achieving their own personal goals.

When not juggling the responsibilities of CEO, Natasha is raising three active children and two (even more active) dogs with her husband in Charleston, South Carolina. A true Southerner at heart, she enjoys the opportunity to kick back and appreciate time with friends and family.

What are you waiting on? Isn’t it time someone took care of you?

Our personal concierge consultants are available 24/7 at 843.900.4185 or concierge@FloydLeeLocums.com.
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